by Michael Lowrey
Marty Hurney’s latest high-profile misses include cutting kicker Olindo Mare — whose signing didn’t seem like a good idea at the time — and putting cornerback Brandon Hogan on IR. Drafting Hogan also didn’t seem like a good idea at the time, as he was damaged goods (he tore an ACL in December 2010).
The Panthers also cut defensive end Eric Norwood, who the team took in the fourth round in 2010. Got another round of cuts to come, but as of now, the tally on the 2009 and 2010 drafts is strikingly weak: the Panthers had a total of nine picks in the second through fourth rounds those years, which produced only two starters (Brandon LaFell and Sherrod Martin). Pathetic.